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Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He is… More »

There’s a scene from this past week’s Empire that might be the most insane moment that this deeply nuts show has yet given us. Terrence Howard, as jailed rap icon Luscious Lyon, is recording a song called “Snitch Bitch,” in secret, in an out-of-the-way prison room. With him are Petey Pablo and an unnamed white… More »

The albums that end up hurting us the most aren’t necessarily the ones that suck the hardest. There can be a charge to hearing a truly egregious piece of bullshit. You can find a certain energy in hating it. You can enjoy it on that level. Instead, the albums that hurt us the most are… More »

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Disclosure – “Magnets (Jon Hopkins Remix)” (Feat. Lorde)

Now that Disclosure's Lorde-featuring "Magnets" is an official single, it's getting the remix treatment from a bunch of different artists. So far, A-Trak and the…
James Rettig | November 24, 2015 - 9:59 am

Disclosure – “Magnets (A-Trak Remix)” (Feat. Lorde)

Disclosure's "Magnets," the Lorde collab from the UK duo's underwhelming new album Caracal, should be a better song than it is, but it's a bit…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2015 - 10:20 am

Frances – “Borrowed Time” (Prod. Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence) (Stereogum Premiere)

UK singer Frances worked with Disclosure's Howard Lawrence on her new single, and it shows. The smooth electro-disco backing of "Borrowed Time" accentuates Frances' voice…
Charles Innis | November 17, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Watch Disclosure With Lorde & Sam Smith On SNL

Disclosure were the musical guests on last night's Elizabeth Banks-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. As promised, they brought along two of their star collaborators,…
Peter Helman | November 15, 2015 - 10:28 am

Watch Disclosure, Lorde, & Sam Smith In Elizabeth Banks’ SNL Promos

As previously announced, Disclosure are the musical guests on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, and they'll be performing with special guests Lorde and…
Peter Helman | November 12, 2015 - 6:32 pm

Disclosure Playing SNL With Lorde & Sam Smith

So far this season of Saturday Night Live has had Miley Cyrus (with the Flaming Lips), the Weeknd (with Nicki Minaj), and Demi Lovato (with…
James Rettig | October 22, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Sam Smith – “Writing’s On The Wall” (Feat. Disclosure) Video

Tomorrow (10/5) is officially Global James Bond day, which means it's the 53rd anniversary of the theatrical release of Dr. No, the very first James…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Disclosure – “Magnets” (Feat. Lorde) Video

Behold the power of a great music video. "Magnets," the Lorde collab from Disclosure's Caracal, struck me as another of the album's disappointing singles at…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2015 - 11:16 am

Sam Smith – “Writing’s On The Wall” (Feat. Disclosure)

As previously reported, the producers of the new James Bond movie Spectre recruited Sam Smith as the singer of their latest Bond theme. So when…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2015 - 8:43 am

Disclosure – “Magnets” (Feat. Lorde)

Fucking "Magnets," why didn't it work? Like most of the superstar collaborations on Disclosure's disappointing new Caracal, the song they recorded with Lorde is perfectly…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Watch Sam Smith & Disclosure Cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

At first, Drake's airy booty-call lament "Hotline Bling" seemed like a total throwaway track, the type of thing that he'd play once on his Beats…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 10:09 am

Disclosure – “Jaded” Video

We're a week and a half away from the release of Caracal, Disclosure's long-awaited sophomore album, and we've already heard a whole pile of tracks…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 8:50 am

Preview Disclosure & Lorde’s New Song “Magnets”

Disclosure are getting ready to drop their highly anticipated, guest-heavy sophomore album Caracal on the world in a couple of weeks. We've already heard "Omens"…
Peter Helman | September 13, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Disclosure – “Hourglass” (Feat. Lion Babe)

Disclosure are only a couple of weeks away from releasing Caracal, their much-anticipated sophomore album. This thing is absolutely jammed full of collaborations, and we've…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Looks Like Sam Smith Is Singing The James Bond Spectre Theme Song

With the release of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, only a couple of months away, speculation as to who might be singing the new…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2015 - 1:22 pm

Disclosure – “Holding On (DāM-FunK Re-Freak)”

Disclosure's sophomore album is shaping up to be a huge disappointment based on the tracks we've heard so far, but they're still a big enough…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Disclosure – “Willing & Able” (Feat. Kwabs)

Disclosure's much-anticipated sophomore album Caracal is finally set to arrive next month. The album is absolutely loaded with guest singers, and we've already heard "Omen"…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 3:11 pm
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